July 7th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 11.0

New stable release (20150707) of CM11.0 for S3 Mini is available!

For flashing KitKat, we recommend you to install our TWRP recovery (available on Download page)!

Do full backup before installation and wipe data/cache (factory reset) after installation (only from stock ROM).

If you’re updating from older CM10.1/10.2/11.0 version, you don’t have to perform a wipe!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • CM sources update
  • source tree remade from a scratch
  • toolchain update
  • changes as for lollipop releases
  • Odin package update


  • 2D/3D HW Acceleration
  • audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
  • GPS and A-GPS – fast fix getting
  • Glonass navigation
  • compass
  • sensors
  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with LE support A2DP
  • all native tethers (Wifi/BT/USB)
  • Google Play
  • CM11 functionallity
  • CPU sleep mode
  • MTP
  • ADB
  • no tearing
  • tripple buffering
  • YouTube HQ
  • 3.0.101 kernel
  • external storage
  • full f2fs support – the best filesystem for Android (tutorial here!)
  • native 64GB+ sdcard support (exFAT)
  • camera
  • video playing
  • SELinux
  • BLN (backlight notifications) support
  • offline charging
  • New BT/GPS/offline charging/sensors drivers – no longer buggy Samsung’s ones!
  • built using NovaTP GCC4.9 toolchain
  • no 1GHz bug
  • USB OTG support (WIP)
  • also flashable via Odin


  • none

I’d be glad, if you shared links to our download page, instead of direct links to download.
Also would be great, if you wouldn’t create the mirrors 😉

103 Responses
  • Luis says:

    Thank you so much. Just a question, does youtube work?

    • osama says:

      youtube doesn’t work :/
      please someone fix this !!!! -_-

    • josee says:

      just go to applications then youtube and reset factory version and in google play turn off the automatic update for youtube app and it will work fine if the gapps you have installed contains the older ( i have 5.xxxversion) of youtube .

  • vegetka says:

    that recaptcha system sucks as hell.

  • elias4ever says:

    Youtube work now??

  • mustafarmaya says:

    Does youtube,twtich and periscope work?

  • Seed Vicious says:

    Thanks a Lot Team!

  • John says:

    Thanks a lot still working on Cm11. Just a question, does it work youtube, twitch and periscope?

  • joyner says:

    whatsapp tone voice work??

  • Elvitek says:

    Solve the bug of YouTube -.-“

  • Casimiro Go says:

    All we really want is to have youtube videos play and to be able to send whatsapp videos. Please solve that, otherwise new builds are pointless.

    • Serdar UZUN says:

      They publish a lot of stable releases in vain….

      • Filipe says:

        Their stable releases are just bug fixes and minor features, but they do it for free. After all it was your decision to use it and neither me nor you are paying the guys bills. The releases might be somewhat in vain but at least they show the guys are still working hard on CM11 until these days.

        Maybe CM10 is a better, stable option for everyday use.

    • Omar Magdi says:

      Trim your videos frist from gallery then you can send it,whatsapp only send full videos

  • Felipe says:

    Best ROM until now…

  • elias4ever says:

    How do I upgrade without erased data and applications? I´m using fsf2!

    • G says:

      Install ROM using TWRP and do just a “Dalwik and Cash wipe”! You don`t have to do full wipe each time!!

  • Pedrokz says:

    Youtube and Twitch doesn’t work :/

  • Mike says:

    What about SIM issues or other hardware related ones? App issues don’t mean shit because you can usually fix them with third party ones, hardware compatibility is what you should be focusing on.

    • Eli says:

      I’ll say that it’s probably pointless to try unless you are sending them a problem SIM for debugging.

      Video being fubar across a ton of apps is universal tho.

  • Dibbie says:

    thx team best update until now, keep up the great and good work. cheers

    • Serdar UZUN says:

      Although it has a a lot of bug (Sim, Youtube, Whatsapp, ButtonLight etc….), You say good work. What is the diifference from the relese before?

      • onurmx says:

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      • Casimiro Go says:

        Agree with Serdar,

        I want to point out that in the case of phones experimental stuff really doesn’t cut it, most of us will leave home with a single phone and rely on it for everything through our day.

        If something is not stable, or basic features are missing/broken in a build then it’s dumb and a waste.

        • I agree with you, You know if the NovaFusion developers respond to our comments?? Sometime, or in other releases

        • Sky says:

          Hmm you do realize that nobody is forcing you to download and install anything right? There are people out there who are happy to install new builds whether there’s something new or not. You’re free not to come here if you don’t like it.
          BTW I’m not having a go, just stating the obvious, you are free to voice your opinion in any way you want 🙂

  • sattie says:


    This rom is good but no youtube. I have now Slimkat on the S3 mini and there youtube works fine.
    Maybe you can look at Slimkat and find out why there youtube is working without any problems.
    Both the slimkat and CM11 are very low in batt use.

    In the features list there is listes Youtube HQ, but it does not work…..

  • Serdar UZUN says:

    * CM sources update
    * source tree remade from a scratch
    * toolchain update
    * changes as for lollipop releases
    * Odin package update

    Oooo, what a huge change…!
    I remember this update list for the relese before, too.

  • Allen says:

    There is no Sim bug in rom, I can watch youtube videos easily, Button lights are working fine when a message comes. There is no Bugs in this rom and every release it is getting better you guys can’t say opposite. BE THANKFULL FOR THIS RELEASES DEV’S KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING SO BE THANKFUL OR SHUT UP WE DON’T HAVE TO READ YOUR STUPID, MEANINGLESS COMMENTS.

    • Arturo says:

      Greetings happy day, I ask sincerely, it really works in this version youtube ?. because I have it installed and no way to make the application work youtube, if you got a way to make it work please list

  • NovaAdmin says:

    YouTube – everyone goes on about YT not working when there have been numerous links and workarounds provided and yet STILL negative comments.
    Please provide constructive feedback, why isnt it working? what issues are you having? do you have latest GAPPS?
    Answer some of these questions before posting your pointless responses.

    • Samsung SIII user says:

      Well said…masterful!

    • Hi, the problem is not only youtube, all apps that i use related video don’t work, youtube, atresplayer, yomvi, instagram video , whatsapp video, etc, etc. I use an older version of Youtube, and works, but i want the last version because is better, material design, better performance, …

    • SWaTcH says:

      Im not a developer. YouTube dont load Video only ads. Same with twitch. So streaming apps dont work. gapps from 20140606 . old Version of youtube works but all over version 9 dont work.

    • Arturo says:

      Greetings dear administrator excuse the consultation, where are you? links solutions to youtube because I really am here looking for them and also consulting on google and I can not find the solution even temporarily, if you really know or post a comment right here is the right place, thanks in advance

    • Filipe says:

      I want to point out that the GAPPS link you provide on the download section is long dead. The XDA’s thread’s OP retired and deleted his posts. I went through a deeper search and found a package that worked fine for me. I’ll search for the link and post it here ASAP.

      BTW, I see that most people here aren’t interested in experimental stuff. I, in fact, am, but I think it would be easier for them if you could indicate in the beggining of the post, with bold text, if there are some major bug fixes like the camera thing, the battery thing… The youtube shit could just have a link to an explanation on one of the workarounds posted on this release comment section. People sometimes forget how to Ctrl+F. :^)

      Also, good job. I would like to help the development or at least learn some more about android itself and the actual implementation for different hardware. Could you point out some directions?

      Thank you.

  • martin says:

    what is the best oc setting for this room ?

  • Wirch says:

    I get “c2c798178b2dcb5421ff2bdbbf9ead50” as md5 checksum on the file cm11.0_golden.nova.20150707.zip, which is different from the provided “987844fba3ec868948a9b22d3d90a284” in download page. I have tried downloading it a few times, getting the same results.

  • Don’t fix the issues that everyone’s been reporting for the last 3 months. Specially in apps that almost everyone use everyday, such as youtube, send videos via whatsapp, Button Light. etc

    I appreciate the NovaFusion effort (Thanks) but we have to tell the truth, I know that its free but i think this rom takes a lot of updates that do not solve the most important

    • Sky says:

      Well maybe those issues are not so easily resolved, ever thought about that? Maybe they’re trying but haven’t been able to find a fix yet. Would you rather they stopped refining other parts of the os until they find a solution for Youtube? I wouldn’t.

      • All apps that uses video don’t work, i think it’s essential in all the android devices, multimedia is very important and the priority, I think so. For example the rom of a very old device Samsung galaxy S plus works perfectly and its specifications are worse than s3 mini http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2579431

      • Pieter W says:

        They have the solution for video bugs because the bug isn’t present in some other CM11 releases… I’d think they just have to implement the code into the new version.

        Would be great if they did that too for AOSPA and Carbon 4.4, since it’s (to my awareness) the only bug in it.

  • Luis says:

    Did anybody go back to stock?

    • Casimiro Go says:

      Nah, I’m on the fence about going back to stock or getting a moto e, it’s not that I’m cheap, I just believe that electronics should be used while they work.

    • Tomas K says:

      No, CM11 is still better for me when stock. I have only problem with Youtube App.

  • Eduardo says:

    Lol is so boring without youtube 🙁 pls fix it i really apreciate your effort

  • Octavio says:

    Resuelvan lo de youtube pleaseocjo

  • Tomas K says:

    It’s worth for upgrade from CM11 release 20150422? There are some new features or bug fix?

  • Sonny101 says:

    Could someone explain to me these “source tree updates”? What is a source tree and what does it do? Why dk they still need to update it?

  • JP says:

    Does anyone know which last release of CM11 works fine with youtube? Thanks

  • Erick Kinho says:

    bug youtube. decided?

  • Sonny says:

    What are you guys talking about? I have no problems with YouTube both on CM 11 and 12.1… I just watched 5 videos together about 1 hour of non-stop watching and everything went completely fine.

  • Jeppa says:

    Anyone else has not working swiftkeys?
    I can see the ‘trails’ but no words/letters are chosen…

  • Diego says:

    youtube work? pls reply

  • M Dammer says:

    Can some confirm that 3G data is working in this release – even when roaming ? I am still using 20150502 after a very bad experience with later releases when I needed data while travelling abroad and it just did not work. Downgrading to 20150502 while waiting at the train station got 3G going again, so it was a bug in later releases.

  • Very slow charging, gps accuracy problems,problems with 3g data

  • merfakos says:

    It is me or are those releases almost automatically generated ? No bug fixing, no serious changelog, no nothing.

  • Perfect work Nova, thank you.
    Does anybody have a serious battery drain broblem? In 4 hours il get to 40% from 100. Or it just me? I downgraded from CM12.1, wiped out everything (internal memory too), and i have this bug :/

    • fnicoli says:

      I’ve been dealing with the same issue in the same situation. After the first charge cicle after flashing CM11, the battery went from fully charged to 53% after 1.5 hours!

      If you were to unlock the Performance tab under Settings > System, you’ll find a way to control the CPU clock frequency. Mine was using INTERACTIVE scheduler mode, with the range set from 200MHz to 1000MHz. However, the cpu speed would lock into 1000MHz with Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/GPS/3G disabled. All other methods but “POWERSAVING” resulted in the CPU freq. going all the way up even with no other apps running.

      I’m using POWERSAVING and benchmarking it as the battery drains. It keeps the CPU freq. at 200MHz at all times, but the phone responsiveness is poor and doesn’t scale as needed. Perhaps you can fix it with some other app. I’ll take a look too and keep an eye on this forum.

  • Rob Schultz says:

    Why keep every one rambling on about the YouTube-App? Just drop the goddamn thing and use an alternative app or the good old browser. I find the WhatsApp-not-sending-any-videos-Bug far more annoying. Does anybody have a workaround for that?
    Anyway, thanks for this great rom and for not ditching it in favor of CM12.1 :).

  • Sonny says:

    I’ve found a bug: if I turn the backlight off, (settings > buttons) after restarting phone it’s back to normal even though it still shows me it’s still turned off. Then I have to enable and disable it, everytime when I restart the phone…

    • mik says:

      Twok says:
      May 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      I can’t disable buttons backlight (cm11, cm12 to cm12.1) when you have a new notification the buttons backlight automatically enabled and still working until you disabled it from settings !!!

      May 12, 2015 at 2:34 am

      Use bln app is on the play store
      May 12, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      See above. Disable BLN in Settings->Buttons and then install BLN Control from PlayStore and also disable BLN there (uncheck Activate BLN).

  • Antonio says:

    I left this rom three months ago! ……. You can still see the same problems !!!!! Luckily, and with the stock I have no problems.

  • Himraj says:

    Anyone has random reboots?

  • _ANDROID says:

    Hmmm… Youtube is working?

  • Yuberlan says:

    When I’ll update the cm11 to the latest version, I have q and perform the cleaning?

  • Amir Rouichi says:

    i can’t download, it says “Confirm that you’re a human” but there nothing

  • MSkyeR says:

    Guys, if you are having trouble with the YouTube app, you can use UC Browser, it has a built in video player.

    Also, on a separate note, UC Browser uses Facebook Mobile Push Notifications, so no need for the annoying Facebook or Messenger apps.

    Hope that helps

  • dominus says:

    Flashed the rom, and ever since I can’t offline charge (when the phone is off) – the icon of the wheel would just freeze, and if I left it like that it would drain the battery, and also when the phone is on – I would get up in the morning and the battery would discharge. Today I got up after 7 hours and the phone, still connected to the charger was at 34% and discharging.

  • Ricardo says:

    I do not understand why when I try to download a rom canceled one , someone can help me ? Thank You.

  • Youtube not working

  • bora says:

    plz update

  • offline is not charging 🙁

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